The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.69% 4.18% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.75% 21.57% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Cloud Services Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
32 102 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.99% 19.39% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 74 22
Median daily rate £505 £410 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.17% +89.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) DevOps
3 9 (36.00%) HTML
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) Docker
4 8 (32.00%) Puppet
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.00%) IaaS
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (16.00%) User Experience
7 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (16.00%) UX Design
7 4 (16.00%) Mercurial
7 4 (16.00%) SaaS
7 4 (16.00%) PaaS
7 4 (16.00%) HTML5
7 4 (16.00%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (16.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) CSS3
7 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (16.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (16.00%) CMS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) CMS
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (16.00%) OmniGraffle
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) IaaS
2 4 (16.00%) PaaS
2 4 (16.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (12.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) WebStorm
3 2 (8.00%) gulp
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.00%) Bower
4 1 (4.00%) Grunt
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.00%) Mocha
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Lead DevOps
2 8 (32.00%) Technical Leader
3 6 (24.00%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Cloud Specialist
4 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) DevOps Specialist
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Information Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Security Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) CSS3
3 4 (16.00%) HTML5
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
3 4 (16.00%) REST
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (12.00%) Ajax
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.00%) PhoneGap
4 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.00%) Express
6 1 (4.00%) Node.js
6 1 (4.00%) RequireJS
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Graphic Design
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (16.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) UX Design
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Dart
3 3 (12.00%) ECMAScript
3 3 (12.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Docker
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.00%) Ansible
4 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
5 1 (4.00%) logstash
5 1 (4.00%) Nagios
5 1 (4.00%) Riemann
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Sitecore